I Am Not Your Negro

Virtual Cinema

Opens Jun 5, 2020

In observation of the current moment, and with hopes of contextualizing its place in American history, Magnolia Pictures has partnered with Ragtag Cinema to make Raoul Peck's monumental I Am Not Your Negro available for purchase in perpetuity. Own the film for $6.99. Also available as part of a bundle with Whose Streets? and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, for $15. All profits from this release will be donated to Race Matters, Friends.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Ragtag At Home has built a Guided Curriculum for this film to spark thoughtful viewing and discussion.

Race Matters, Friends is a nonprofit group united in the struggle for racial equity in Columbia, Missouri. Their Community Bail Fund works to release defendants who cannot afford bail, providing them with support, information and referrals that can assist them until trial, and advocates for shrinking and eventually eliminating the cash bail system.